The Veterinary Clinic
Be a part of making this exciting new exhibit a reality at Black Earth Children's Museum. This concept won the most votes in our survey of what you wanted to see us provide for a new exhibit. The vet clinic will feature hands -on learning through lots of fun play. We'll challenge the young vets to exam the pets and analyze the pet ailment through x-rays and "lab" tests. Then the kids can follow charts that lead them to a diagnosis and treatment plan. Or they can just hug the full size cat and dog.
Dramatic play area with dress-up clothes and full size dog and cat. The project challenge will be to examine the pet, analyze the symptoms and take appropriate medical and pharmaceutical action.
Lab coats and gloves available just outside the half door. A clockwise flow around the room allows the ordering of tasks in a diagnostic progression.
Rotating wall exhibits keep the room looking fresh for repeat visits.
Real xrays of cats and dogs with specific ailments challenge the child to take action. A chart will show the procedure to take to correct an issue.
Working scale and rotating wall interactive quizzes with vet oriented information displays round out the exhibit.
Interactive “equipment” allows children to view actual
slides of dog and cat conditions and then through a chart prescribe a path to bring the pet back to health.
Children can remove the pet from the cages and place it on the scale as the first step in the exam process.
These wall exhibits would change through out the year to keep the exhibit fresh for repeat visitors.
Look like fun?
We think this will be a museum favorite in the future. We also hope it may inspire future veterinarians with a taste of the profession in a fun engaging way.
Can you help us reach our goal?